Palmer runner Christy Marvin earned Alaska Athlete of the Week honors after a record-breaking performance at the 37th Crow Pass Crossing.

Marvin scorched the iconic Alaska backcountry footrace in a new course record of 3 hours, 25 minutes, 52 seconds, breaking one of Alaska’s longest-lasting racing marks.

The 41-year-old endured a muddy course and a bear encounter to break mountain running legend Nancy Pease’s standard of 3:26:20, set 32 years ago.

Marvin finished second overall to men’s winner Scott Patterson. She has won seven consecutive Crow Pass women’s titles.

The Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected by a panel each Monday.

Have a candidate in mind? Email us your nomination:

Also receiving votes: Lars Arneson

Featured photo courtesy of Brikru Photography

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